By Ewa Innocent, Abakaliki
As part of the 2019 Independence day celebration and Ebonyi at 23, wrappers has been distributed to state Information officers and Public relation officers as uniform for the event.
Addressing the Information officers while distributing the wrappers at the ministry of Information and state Orientation, Abakaliki, the commissioner for Information and state Orientation, Barr. Uchenna Orji,said the gesture was to give Information officers and PROs a sense of belonging in the oncoming 2019 Independence and Ebonyi at 23 anniversary celebrations.
Uchenna Orji said the Information officers and public relation officers are critical in the dissemination of information about the policies and programmes of the state government,led by governor David Umahi, stressing that it is worthwhile to celebrate in grand style the governor,Engr. David Umahi,who has done extremely well.
“We are coming out on the first day of October just to celebrate the hard-working governor who has done extremely and tremendously well. So I found it extremely necessary that all my staff and Information officers of local government areas and Public relation officers of MDAs, should be part and parcel of that, and the governor will be celebrated on grand style that day”, he stated.
It will be recalled that Barr. Uchenna Orji has promised to reposition the state ministry of Information and state Orientation for optimum performance. This is the first time Information officers and public relation officers of local government areas and various MDAs in the state are getting such recognition and proper integration into the state scheme of affairs.
Earlier,the Permanent Secretary, Ministry of Information and state Orientation, Hon. Kenneth Uhuo, had on behalf of the ministry thanked the commissioner, Barr. Uchenna Orji,for the kind gesture, promising that the gesture will spur Information officers and staff to put in their best.